Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
It is the sixteen lunar day period which is devoted to our predecessors and ancestors. Pitru Paksh starts on poornima (full moon day) of Bhadrapada (September) and closures on Amavasya (no moon day) of Ashwani month in Shukla Paksh (waxing moon period). Throughout this period individuals pay tribute to their pitra (progenitors), as Pitru Paksh seems to be 'fortnight of predecessors'. Also offering nourishment and performing ceremonies for dead predecessors is otherwise called Shradh Pooja. They perform pooja and customs for the left souls of dead progenitors or predecessors. Pitru paksh is performed by youngsters or relatives for their dead predecessors and progenitors. For different religious reason, this period is viewed as unfavorable. It implies Hindu individuals don't launch or begin any essential work throughout time of Pitri Paksh. Starting day of the Pitra Paksh is recognized as 'Poornima Shradh'. On this day, Mahalvya pitru Paksh starts. What's more a day ago of Pitra Paksh is acknowledged as Amavasi Shradh. Mahalvya Pitru Paksh closes on this day. Notwithstanding, Hindu individuals can perform ceremonies for Shradh in all Amavasi or no moon days. In any case Pitra Paksh of Bhadrapad-Ashwin month which keeps going for 16 days is viewed as the most critical period for performing Shradh. Tarpanam, Shradham, Pitri Paksh, Sola Shraddha, are different names utilized for Pitru Paksh. The traditions and ceremonies joined to Pitru Paksha Shraddh differ from locale to district. A lot of people close relatives additionally watch quick on the shradh day for peace of soul of their dead precursors. Most individuals maintain a strategic distance from non-vegan sustenance throughout the event of Pitra Paksh. While some individuals don't trim their hair or shave relatives perform traditions and ceremonies under the direction of an educated individual or cleric. After shradh pooja nourishment is offered to dead ancestors.